The Dartmouth Big Green basketball team will be trying to do something they have not done in a long time and that is win the Ivy League and get to the NCAA Tournament in 2016. The last time the Big Green went to the NCAA Tournament was in 1959. Before that time Dartmouth actually had a fairly successful program, advancing to the Final Four in both 1942 and 1944. They went to the NCAA Tournament seven times between 1941 and 1959.
Dartmouth plays their home games at Edward Leede Arena which opened in 1986. It seats 2100 fans for the Big Green games and because of its small size gives every fan a great view of the court. Dartmouth is a beautiful campus, much like you’d expect from an Ivy League school.
This is college basketball the way it was meant to be, with actual college students playing for school pride, not biding their time until they are eligible for the NBA.
Dartmouth plays in the Ivy League which holds no postseason tournament, so to get the NCAA Tournament a team must win the regular season. This means that every game is that much more important than in other leagues.
Home games this season will be against schools such as LIU Brooklyn, Vermont, Hartford, Longwood, Bryant, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Brown, Penn and Princeton.
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